MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: “A Carillon Christmas” comes to a close

This is the final evening for “A Carillon Christmas 2022” at Carillon Historical Park, and so far, it appears the rain may hold off so we can keep “The Midnight Express” train running tonight. Yay! The weather is wonderful with a current 60 degrees and a sunny sky!

I am relieved this long stretch of involvement is coming to an end but there’s also an element that is bittersweet for several reasons. I welcome the return to my former routine but I will miss the Guest Experience Team members with whom I spent so many hours, as well as The Transportation Center’s Volunteers, and hearing the thrilled and grateful comments from our Guests.

I am heading in early to prep popcorn as we are expecting a large turnout for the evening. I will work with Mary, and the Beavercreek High School siblings, Jason and Doris. We were a tight team last night and if the rainy weather holds off, I am certain we will bring the festival to a terrific close. Now, I just hope the hot chocolate machines cooperate.

I have so many things with which to attend before returning to private lesson teaching January 8th. I need to clean the house, purge so many areas I have either previously attempted or pushed aside, and get back to writing and researching. Throughout the festival, I have not had the energy to do any writing except for my blogs and I feel a bit creatively empty. I also need to locate some additional employment since January and February are quieter times for The Park. While my teaching takes care of my basic living, the extra finances are for medical needs and hopefully, savings for the rapidly advancing years.

It’s time to shower, dress, and hop aboard No. 17 to downtown. Yesterday was not the regular driver and it was so nice not to be anxious about making a connection. I am guessing my luck will not be the same, today. At 1:00 PM, the 2:04 PM arrival is still on schedule. We shall see how that lasts.

Make it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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